Monday, October 20, 2003

The 10 most dangerous jobs in America

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,524 Americans were killed on the job last year. This was down 6.6% from 2001, and the lowest level since 1992 when this survey started.

Nevertheless, that's still over 2,600 more than were killed on 9/11, yet the war on workplace death hasn't quite reached the same level as the war on terrorism. After all, these were "just accidents." Careless workers, acts of God, "just one of those tragic things."

Let's be careful out there.

(The actual BLS Survey can be found here.)